education Hampshire

Living and working in Test Valley

  • The borough of Test Valley runs down Hampshire’s west border, and is named after the River Test, which runs through the borough.

    The area is mainly rural but is home to many popular and thriving towns, including Andover, Romsey and Stockbridge.

  • Test Valley River
  • More about the area

    There is a plethora of things to do in the Test Valley area, including visiting beautiful gardens and homes such as Mottisfont Abbey, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Broadlands.

    There are plenty of places of interest including the Museum of Army Flying, the Hawk Conservancy and Finkley Down Farm. The key towns boast both chain and boutique-style shopping experiences, and there are a number of local arts centres and theatres, and fantastic places to eat and drink.

    • Visit Hampshire (external link) has further information on the unmissable attractions in and around the area.

    • If you’re outside the area, you might want to see Hampshire County Council’s pages on Moving to Hampshire – the complete guide to information on the local area, including health, childcare and education.

  • Housing

    Help to Buy South (external link) sets out different schemes for low cost home ownership. They are designed to help people in different situations find lasting and affordable ways of entering the property market in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. More details and a buyer's guide can be found on their website.

    Homes to privately rent are usually advertised in local newspapers or via local lettings agents.

    Further information, including affordable housing preferred providers in the area, can be found at on the Test Valley Borough Council housing pages.


Useful links

Moving to hampshire

Visit Hampshire (external link)

Help to Buy South (external link)

Current Vacancies in Test Valley Map